The Arrival Bus has achieved EU certification and received European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (EUWVTA), manufacturer announces.
Arrival started trial of the bus in a testing facility in the UK in late 2021. The UK-based startup has debuted on Nasdaq in 2021. Also, Arrival has signed a partnership with Hitachi Europe regarding the providing of new bus and infrastructure solutions to the European bus industry.
Arrival was expected commence public road trials of the Bus with First Bus – one of the UK’s largest transport operators – in Q1 2022. The trials will see Arrival’s vehicles operating on existing First Bus routes in the UK. Arrival is expected to begin production for the Bus in Q2 2022.
Arrival Bus achieved EU certification
Arrival successfully completed all required system safety testing to achieve EUWVTA. This major milestone is the critical step towards Arrival Buses carrying passengers on public roads in Europe and the UK.
“This key milestone for Arrival is a testimony to our innovative technologies and our unique new method of design and production of electric vehicles. The Arrival Bus is different from any that has come before, employing technologies developed in-house to create benefits for operators, passengers, and the planet. Now more than ever, governments and cities must reform public transportation to have the radical impact the world needs today,” said Denis Sverdlov, Founder and CEO at Arrival. “The team has worked incredibly hard to make this a reality and we are happy to see our unique approach to designing vehicles realised.”
The Bus features flexible passenger seating capacity across the entire flat floor. This improves comfort as well as creating more standing space. It also includes wrap-around exterior and interior screens, adaptable lighting, a transparent roof, and a suite of digital features. The vehicle is complemented by Arrival’s software ecosystem, which enables full connectivity, digital customisation, and deep access to vehicle behaviour and data.